DI News History - September 7, 2017
TEN YEARS AGO - DI Garden Club turned 10!
The September 6, 2007 issue of The Daniel Island News featured an article about the Daniel Island Garden Club beginning its 10th year of operation. One of the club’s missions is to inspire residents to enjoy the challenges and rewards of gardening in the Lowcountry. Organized in January 1998 by 12 horticulture enthusiasts, the club has grown through the years to a membership of over 60 women and men.
Also, in business news, we featured realtors Sue and Scott Campbell. The duo officially broke away from Prudential Carolina in 2007 to open Prestige Real Estate Group, LLC. Prestige Real Estate joined as an affiliate of a larger corporation, The Key Partners, a consortium of high-end real estate companies in the Kiawah/Seabrook area, Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island/ Wild Dunes area, Folly Beach and the historic Charleston market.
FIVE YEARS AGO - Quiznos owners Dung and Chau Vong-Bui share their story!
In the September 6, 2012 issue of The Daniel Island News, our cover and center spread featured an article about Dung and Chau Vong-Bui, owners of the Daniel Island Quiznos. The story, part of the paper’s “Familiar Faces” series, detailed how the couple had fled their native Vietnam by boat, some 33 years earlier, along with other refugees to escape the communist-controlled country. “Vietnam was unstable,” recalled Dung. “The communists had taken over.” After traveling first to Thailand and then to Cambodia, Dung and Chau eventually headed to New York City to stay with a relative, and later to Connecticut, where they took jobs in the printing department at Cigna. In 2008, they opened Quiznos on Daniel Island - and to this day it remains a popular island eatery.
In sports news, islander Jake Smith competed in the US Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. This is the largest and most prestigious golf event in the world for kids 12 and under. The three day tournament attracted over 12,000 participants from across the US and more than 30 countries. Jake was one of 85 qualifiers from around the world in the U6 age group.